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In any case I can't drive due to low vision and really hope I'll be able to use one of these in a few years.
ELC: Google learns to drive
Posted Feb 22, 2013 3:49 UTC (Fri) by felixfix (subscriber, #242)
Might be different once other people have their own qualified cars, but not before then.
Posted Feb 22, 2013 10:15 UTC (Fri) by ortalo (subscriber, #4654)
open sourcing of Google self-driving car code
Posted Feb 23, 2013 0:38 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
We all want to learn to drive
Posted Feb 22, 2013 13:08 UTC (Fri) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Field tests are now almost impossible to run for anyone except the original developers, but that is likely to change in a few years.
Posted Feb 24, 2013 22:58 UTC (Sun) by Russ.Dill@gmail.com (subscriber, #52805)
Posted Feb 28, 2013 13:37 UTC (Thu) by heijo (guest, #88363)
Posted Feb 23, 2013 0:53 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
Probably more than a few years for that. In a few years, fully sighted people may be able to use these cars, but for everyone else, probably decades more. Today, only 3 states have allowed cars on the road that don't have a human actively driving, and even those require a licensed driver to be sitting in the driver's seat ready to take over. (Google apparently broke the law to make the video with the blind man in the driver's seat).
A better hope for those who can't drive would be the self-driving roads. Those are a lot better than self-driving cars in a lot of ways, and we wouldn't even want occupants of cars on a self-driving road to participate in the driving, but I understand why Google is more interested in the self-driving car path.
Posted Feb 23, 2013 14:36 UTC (Sat) by intgr (subscriber, #39733)
Posted Feb 23, 2013 17:24 UTC (Sat) by dthurston (subscriber, #4603)
Posted Feb 24, 2013 23:01 UTC (Sun) by Russ.Dill@gmail.com (subscriber, #52805)
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